A special virtual exhibition on the images of the sound of Italian poetry.
‘Poesie da ascoltare con gli occhi’ (Poems to listen to with your eyes) is an experience that combines sound and image, a virtual exhibition organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Prague and open until 31 May in this virtual gallery.
The virtual exhibition offers special portraits of seventeen of the greatest Italian poets of the twentieth century: Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eugenio Montale, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Amelia Rosselli, Edoardo Sanguineti, Alfonso Gatto, Giorgio Caproni, Franco Fortini, Sandro Penna, Alda Merini, ma anche poeti contemporanei quali Antonella Anedda, Chandra Livia Candiani, Carlo Bordini, Mariangela Gualtieri, Valerio Magrelli, Claudio Damiani and Maria Pia Quintavalla.
Each portrait is composed of a spectrogram in pictorial form, accompanied by texts (translated into Czech by the Italianists Jiří Pelán and Alice Flemrová) and the original voice of the authors.
The spectrograms are the work of Giovanna Iorio, artist, poet and teacher of Italian literature in London, creator of Poetry Sound Library, a sound map of world poetry where it is possible to hear the voice of young talents alongside that of great masters.